The Streak: How Joe Dimaggio Became America’s Hero

The StreakWritten by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Terry Widener


The Streak tells the true story of Joe DiMaggio with his bat, Betsy Ann, setting a baseball world record getting a hit in every game for 56 straight games in 1941. Joe became a hero, and gave America something to cheer for at a time when the country was worried about war. It is told with suspense, how everyone held their breathe watching and waiting to see how long the streak would last, and drama when Betsy Ann went missing. With quotes from other players, statistics, and an interesting author’s note, this book is sure to be hugely popular for young baseball players and fans.

Review by Terrie Bishop, Academy Park Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 4-6

The Streak: How Joe Dimaggio Became America’s Hero
Written by Barb Rosenstock, Illustrated by Terry Widener
Calkins Creek
32 pages
Release Date: March 1, 2014
ISBN: 9781590789926 (hardcover)

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